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12 Jun 2020

Korean dramas that are not all about romance

Ever had a friend tell you K-dramas are full of typical cringey love stories? Or are you that friend? If you’re someone who doesn’t like cringey romantic love stories and have never given K-dramas a chance because of that, check out this list we’ve compiled just for people like you!

Guess who’s staying home to binge-watch these shows now?

 

FIGHT FOR MY WAY

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A drama that will make you laugh and cry because of how accurately it depicts reality, Fight for My Way is about a group of friends who barely made it through as students in the past struggle through their early adulthood to achieve their dreams in this unfair world. 

Watch as they fall in love, go through heart breaks, and work hard to get to where they want to be.

If you’ve ever felt like giving up on your dreams and have lost faith in life, this is one of the dramas that will help restore lost hope.

 

KINGDOM

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If you love a history-fantasy drama, Kingdom is one of those that I would recommend watching.

Set in the Joseon dynasty, watch how greed turns into a nasty bloodfight as the 2-season series shows us how the fight for power within the royal family causes a plague to spread throughout the country, bringing harm to their people and leaving many dead.

 

OH MY VENUS

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Through the slimming journey of an office lady consisting of loads of exercise and a healthy diet, this series emphasizes on the importance of prioritising inner beauty instead of one’s appearance based on Korean beauty standards – which drains out one’s mental health due to peer & societal pressure implying the need to be pretty in order to be accepted and loved.

Oh My Venus is a show that will teach you to love yourself better – oh, and they offer some health tips in the drama too! (wink)

 

SKY CASTLE

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Sky Castle is a satirical drama that dives deep into the materialistic desires of the upper-class parents in Korea and how they go to extreme means to secure the successes of their families at the cost of destroying others’ lives.

SKY is also an acronym for the top three universities in South Korea, namely - Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University.

Living in a luxurious neighbourhood called Sky Castle - restricted to the wealthy and honourable working in esteemed professions, the drama revolves around the lives of four housewives and how they make use of every possible way to get their children admitted to the country’s most prestigious universities and their husbands more successful.

 

HI BYE, MAMA

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Hi Bye, Mama circles around young mother Cha Yu-ri played by veteran actress Kim Tae Hee. Having been dead for 5 years, Cha Yu-ri miraculously comes back to life and is given 49 days to find her rightful place in the land of the living. 

This tear-jerking drama teaches us the fragility of life and the importance of family through the eyes of Cha Yu-ri as she spends most of the episodes crying over choices and sacrifices she has to make (mostly selfless), while protecting her daughter and hiding from her friends and family.

 

Let us know what you think and share with us some of the Korean dramas you’ve watched that're not all about romance!

 
 
 
Written by: Alvira Alayna, Zander Moh

Posted by nEbO Admin on 12 Jun 2020, 10:51 am
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